Roll on

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the Honda Civic Si project car
Nov 22, 2004

Body roll? What body roll? Okay, so our Civic's suspension probably needs some love.

The car hasn’t really changed much, but we ran it at a Central Florida SCCA “fun day” autocross this past weekend. The course was basically an up-and-back affair, as it was located on an abandoned air strip in DeLand, Fla.

The higher-speed sweepers meant our damper speeds were on the low side, so the car wasn’t such a mess this time. Power from our stock engine also felt good.

We ran our tire pressures at 37 psi front/40 psi rear. The car was a little tail-happy, but nothing that couldn’t be controlled. In fact, the car was easier to catch than we expected. The overall impression was similar to an XL-sized Civic.

Out of the 92 drivers who posted times, our Civic finished 27th. Now we’re feeling good about the car. Time to order some go-fast goodies.

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